Flexible polyaniline-bacterial nanocellulose conducting composites

Anand, D and Khandelwal, M (2015) Flexible polyaniline-bacterial nanocellulose conducting composites. Project Report. National Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense & Aerospace "AMDA-2014", BITS Pilanli Hyderabad. (In Press)

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Development of new greener material for conducting paper is sought for applications such as security paper, actuators, and anti-static packaging. It is required that the material for these applications possess low density and good mechanical integrity. This work presents a way to produce bacterial nanocellulose (BC) - polyaniline (PANI) nanocomposites by in situ polymerization in suspension of cellulose nanowhiskers. The advantages of using BC over filter paper are its ultrafine network structure, sufficient porosity, high purity and crystallinity, good mechanical properties, great water holding capability and low environmental impact. The BC/PANI composites formed by optimized synthesis of PANI within cellulose nanowhiskers are expected to possess good electrical conductivity in addition to excellent mechanical properties and flexibility. The material has been characterized using Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

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Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacterial Cellulose, polyaniline
Subjects: Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Divisions: Department of Material Science Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 04:40
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2015 04:40
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1681
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